Jackie. I hate her almost, maybe more, than Fran. I think I hate her because of the Craic modification at the end. This was the last test of the No Bread Challenge. Jackie, as RX is:
- 1000m row
- 50 thrusters at 45#
- 30 pull-ups
I substituted the AD for the row. I did 50 calories. The thrusters I did as Rx and the coaches advised that if you couldn’t do 30 pull-ups you had to substitute BURPEES in for the pull-ups. Burpees. After doing the Air Dyne and 50 thrusters. Ugh. My pal Rob said at the end of the workout that he would rather do two pull-ups than one burpee. I agree. 14 minute time cap. (And to be clear, I’d like to be able to do just one pull-up 😉 )
I find for these type of workouts (chippers) it’s easy to, well, chip away at them. The AD took me a bit longer than I thought it would. I talked to Glen and John ahead of time to figure out how many calories I was doing to bike for, and initially we thought 60 would be a good number. But I believe that the airdynes (there are two of them in the gym) might be calibrated a bit off. Who knows? John said that if I was at 50 cals at 3:30 I should just go to 50 cals. So, I was at 3:30 and I was at 40 cals. I ended up going to 50 cals and it took me 4:23. Got off the airdyne and I had planned to do 10 rounds of 5 thrusters. This turned out to be a good strategy, as I was able to break it down into little sets with just a little bit of rest. I think when I do it next time, I might try to do the first round or two at 10 thrusters. I then broke up the burpees into rounds of 5. I really need to build up my stamina. Blargh. My goal was to finish under the time cap, at 12:54.
And I’m not sure if I posted this video before, but it’s how to exercise with cats. I would have no-repped him on the squats, but it’s still very informative if you have cats and need to exercise with them.
Have a session with John McEvoy tomorrow with the focus on form for my lifts. After the struggles I had earlier this week, I definitely need it. He’s probably one of the best lifting coaches around, so I’m fortunate he’s the owner of my gym 🙂